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Saturday, September 24, 2011

2009 Tensley Syrah Colson Canyon Vineyard

Tensley Wines is a family owned and operated winery focusing on vineyard designated Syrah within Santa Barbara County.

On the nose I get enchanting aromas of crushed black currant, gravel, blackberry paste, espresso, and beautiful hints of fresh lavender. It's really a stunning bouquet that exudes the intoxicating essence that's found in the best Syrah's from Santa Barbara.

On the palate the wine shows intense flavors of black currant, ripe blackberry, subtle hints of kalamata olive, mineral, loam, and bacon fat. The tannins are super-ripe and polished and the wine finishes ultra-long and with delicious fervour.

There is real fruit purity here and the delineation of flavor and character make this wine quite breathtaking. It's actually quite a revelation for California Syrah in that it's balanced, deliciously ripe, structured, and a screaming value for the price. 93+ points


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